Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pennsylvania Day: part two

10-6-11 continuing brain
So after our visit to Flight 93 Memorial in the morning, we drove south in Pennsylvania to almost the Maryland boarder near a small town called Spring. Here we were tracking down an old Amish Beachy cemetery plot. Greg's brother Tim had been researching this.

Turns out a dirt road ended at a farmstead which had once belonged to the Beachy's (Peter) and the small cemetery was out in the back pasture. We asked permission of  two Amish women who were out in their garden and they pointed out the way.

We parked the cars and walked carefully through some turkey's just hanging out in the yard, and walked past a young Amish man cutting wood.

The site was just beautiful from this hillside. The stones however were all illegible  except for one.

Next we went to an historic Castleman's bridge in the area, which Tim's research indicated this Peter Beachy helped build. I'm not sure if I got the whole story correct, something about laying the cornerstone.

This bridge was awesome and the Spruce Forest Artisan Village sits on the river bank now next to the bridge. I worthwhile place to visit and I am so glad we did.

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